Bastiaan Wakker

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Founder @ SilkSage, Technical Entrepreneur
Bastiaan's Skills
Business Development
Systems Engineering
Business Strategy
Strategic Product Development
Product Management

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Bastiaan


My name is Bas, and I consider myself to be a ready for anything learner with a can-do-attitude. The past years I've been gathering as much diverse experience as possible to lay the foundation to become a well-rounded and ever developing entrepreneur.

Even though I consider myself technical, I believe my core competencies lay in the areas of team, product and business development, but also in marketing, strategy and execution. During downtime I often focus on self-development by specifically studying philosophy, people skills and almost all business related topics.

Coming November I will take the leap to build an honest tech startup. Hence I'm looking for two superstar co-founders to run the show with. To facilitate the search I've created several documents and summarized them within two short video's, please feel free to take a peek:
Part I:
Part II:

If you are interested to find out more, or want to schedule a call, please visit or send me an email at

Speak to you soon!


Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. - Socrates

Work Experience

Interim General Manager

PhilDutch Polymer Inc.

November 2016 - October 2017

Hired to lead and run a factory for reprocessing engineering polymers from the initial construction phase up until the fully operational phase. The primary goal was to develop the factory, its practices and its employees in a way that it would eventually operate autonomously. Coordinated HR, finance, operations, construction, governmental funding, certificates, licenses, process improvement.



October 2013 - September 2015

Joined the startup in the initial phase where there was practically nothing. Shared various tasks together with two other founders. Eventually became responsible for international invoicing, orders, stock, production, distribution and online presence (incl. marketing, sales and e-commerce).


Delft University of Technology

Bachelor Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & Management in Energy and Industry

2012 - 2016